Accessible events from Tactile Times - Week 10

In this email:
• Welcome
• WhatsApp group
• Contributions now open for Issue 3
• Last chance to play our 5-question quiz about Zoom
• Accessible events which are on(line) this week
• Tips for the Touch/Touch +

Dear Subscribers,
Welcome to our 10th events email.
We are very excited to bring you Week 10 of our accessible online events and activities email containing all the accessible online events we have found out about this week!

Would you like to connect with other young braillists?
Any blind people or VIP's are welcome to join in the conversation in our WhatsApp group.
To request to join, or to get more information, just click here:

Are you feeling like there's nothing fun to do? Check out the events below and chat to other blind people/VIP's in our WhatsApp group!
We are now accepting contributions for Issue 3. The suggested article length is between 100 and 300 words.
So, if you have had a good time visiting a place or have a fun tip to share, why not write an article about it for the Tactile Times?
The deadline for contributions is the 20th of August.
If you would like to contribute to Issue 3, please get in touch with us.
If you haven't had a go at our Zoom quiz yet, you can still do so for 6 more days by going to
This week there are events about tech, cooking, learning braille, just chatting to other blind people/VIP's and more.
Wednesday is a particularly busy day events wise and by attending the HumanWare webinar on Thursday evening, you have a chance of winning a VictorReader Stream...

See below for the accessible events which are on(line) this week, all in one place:

The Tactile Times Newspaper - On(line) events updates series
What's on(line) this week for blind people/VIP's
Week 10 - from 02/08/2020 to 08/08/2020
This is an email from Tactile Times containing accessible events.

++ Monday (3rd of August)
== 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.: NCW Tech Chat club:
This club has been moved to Monday this week, and will be on Saturday as well.
Register at

== 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Look Online Teens forum:
Register at
== 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Braille Bar by The Braillists Foundation - Tips on learning braille:

Joining instructions at

++ Tuesday:
== 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. - NCW Summer holiday lunch club:
Only 10 tickets are available so register now.
Register at
++ Wednesday:

== 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. - NCW Music club:
Register at:
== No Sight and Sound webinar this week:
They are having a break this week, and they will be back with the next Webinar Wednesday event next week.
== 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Look Youth forum:
Register at

== 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Clever cooking by The Braillists Foundation:
Joining instructions at
++ Thursday:
== 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.: HumanWare Live Webinar
Register at
++ Friday:
== 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Look Juniors forum:
More details at
== 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Stay safe stay connected call-in:
Joining instructions at
father+ Saturday:
== 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - NCW Tech chat club:
Register at:

++ On-demand events.
These are activities or events you can do any time:

== Free audio yoga and meditation course.
To listen to the audio files, click the link below and enter your name and email and then you get access to the files.

== HumanWare webinar archive:
HumanWare have archived every single webinar they have done in lockdown, and they are turning into great support resources for HumanWare products.
View them at
== Sight and Sound webinar archive:
Sight and Sound have recorded all their Webinar Wednesday sessions. Some of them are on their podcast and some of them are on their YouTube channel.

== Sight Village Virtual archive:
All the videos are available on YouTube. Just search for the YouTube channel myqac

Tips for the Touch:
Tip 1:
Having trouble clicking these links on the Touch? Simply copy the link like you'd normally copy text, navigate to your browser's address bar and press Space+Backspace+V.
Tip 2:
Want to close a single app on the Touch + without closing everything else down?
Short press the square button on the front and then scroll down until you get to the app you want, then click "Dismiss (app name)" to close the app.
Tip 3: Want to share your screen on your Touch + with someone?
Open or download Zoom, create a free meeting or join an existing meeting and then click Share > Screen > Start Broadcast To stop sharing, open Zoom and click the "Stop share" button.

Tip 4: Wondering why you can't see italic and bold text appear as italics or bold in documents.
Go to settings > miscellaneous > Format markers and set it to all markers. You should then see a mark each side of text in bold, italics, underline, or headings. Sadly, you cannot navigate by headings though which rather defeats the point of being able to see them.

We hope you enjoy these events,

Theo Holroyd
Tactile Times Newspaper
By young braillists for young braillists
Bringing news and events for young braillists all together into one place

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